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*Improve Reading Skills
*Improve Writing Skills
*Improve Math Skills
*Monitor Reading Skills
*Challenge Reading Level
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*Family and Individual
Literacy Activities
*One-on-one attention
*Claim ownership of your
reading level
*Build self-esteem
*Build your academic skills
*Build your career skills
*Build your human capital
and make yourself more


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#winaft CTU AFT Delegation Resolution
By Patricia Ann Breckenridge, former AFT Vice-President
Candidate, former AFT/CTU delegate,
former CPS
Reading Clinician

Whereas, Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Delegation will
travel to the national American Federation of Teachers
(AFT)    in 2022 to represent CTU members, teachers,
PSRPs, etc.

Whereas, AFT- CORE/Members 1st can defeat and win
over enough national delegations to become our national
education leaders due to the “CHANGE” not
“EXPERIENCE” phenomena sweeping the nation as
evident from Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s victory,…/ct-met-chicago-mayor-

Whereas, Patrica Ann Breckenridge, a “nobody” won
38,000 votes after creating the presidential alphabet as a
f social sciences and she was  one of the 40 AFT Vice-
President position (President, Vice President, Secretary-
Treasurer) on the Equal Opportunity Network (EON-
BAMN) By All Means Necessary (BAMN) Caucus national
Local out of Berkeley, CA in 2012 at Detroit Convention
Center and that was more votes than the EON-BAMN
Presidential Candidate, Yvette Felarca at the time. www. and Facebook,…/by-any-means-

Whereas, African American teachers have lost their jobs
at an alarming rate nationwide https://www.motherjones.
com/…/black-teachers-public-school…/. AFT/PC refused
to write resolutions to save the African American
teachers prominent place in society as African American
community economy depleted,

Whereas, CORE and Members 1st have said they will
NOT run against the AFT/Progressive Caucus (PC) even
though winning the CTU Administration and Delegation is
a “CHANGE” factor to defeat current national leadership,

Whereas, CTU joins AFT/PC at every national convention
even though Karen Lewis was a wild card in 2010 to
defeat AFT/ NYT- PC and win over the majority of
national delegations. CTU Delegation will not exercise
their legal right and privilege to defeat AFT/PC,…

Whereas, CTU lost privileges and bargaining rights
without effective national support from AFT/PC
throughout years to decades, but CTU Delegations
throughout the years will NOT run against AFT/PC Local
2 out of New York,

Whereas, international acclaimed reading specialist
Edward Fry’s Readability graph and all readability
measures and Bloom’s Higher Order Thinking Skills (H.O.
TS.) have not been implemented to address our students
daily proactively reading, retelling, and book reporting to
develop life-long readers, ownership of reading levels,
forefather’s independent Americans while ruining the love
for teaching, learning, and administrating,

Whereas, African American students have been made
victims of circumstance with a myriad of impediments not
intervened by scientific ownership of reading levels while
Latino students not in citizenship longevity surpass African
American students in citizenship longevity on the
Achievement Gap,…/amp.

Whereas, my fellow CTU brothers and sisters work
tirelessly taking time from home and family to instruct
students not on reading level, but teachers are evaluated
on the backs of students scientifically not READY as the
growth measure is invalid and unreliable,

Whereas, PERA allows inner-city teachers to be
evaluated more harshly than statewide teachers as
CHICAGO teachers have to earn 10 more points to earn
Proficient rating on a scale of 0-400 (Excellent, 400-340;
Proficient, 339-285; Developing (Needs Improvement)
284-210; Unsatisfactory, 209-100) to avoid termination
and Do Not Hire (DNH) as predominantly African
American teachers become victims of circumstance all
contingent on an assessment designed for reflection
(Charlotte Danielson reflection tool
com/…/danielson-framework-criticize…/amp/ not
evaluation as this is mixing apples with oranges as
underprivileged students are raised with a myriad of
impediments not to be blamed on teacher, pedagogy,
and instruction as student wasn’t READY to learn on
instructional level setting a poor precedent for other

Whereas, teachers teach several different instructional
levels intended and research-based for one instructional
level and grade level, but AFT disregards teacher glory
and honor as Americans become literate throughout
formative years,

Whereas, teachers teach students already researched to
be incarcerated if not meeting standards by 3rd grade
without AFT/PC intervention and resolutions to
differentiated instruction so it is not too time consuming
for all students to progress as all to most American
students are deprived of matching syllables with
sentences as a component to mastering reading levels,

Whereas, Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA)
further exacerbates disrespect for our teaching
profession and pedagogy by pitting the school community
against one another and permeating this poor and
unethical practice on the backs of students not READY
around the nation as AFT/PC takes no action - a mockery
of our pedagogy and ability to effectively educate and

Whereas, AFT/PC has defiled Ray Budde research and
Al Shanker’s advocation for teacher-led charters and
allowed privatization and administrative-led charters and
predominantly African American teachers who would have
held valid research based charter-led teaching positions
to be terminated, disenfranchised, and struggling to
sustain middle class socio-economic status,…/Ray-Budde-Origins-

Whereas, Eisenhower had a 90% tax rate on the rich, but
AFT/PC has not effectively advocated for higher tax rates
on the rich with success or innovated new revenue
streams like investment in the nation’s most profitable
industry as winning AFT Administration will bring revenue
to Local 1 CTU for our special needs students, wrap
around service, school re-openings, re-hiring of African
American teachers, etc.,…/income-tax-rates-were-90-

Whereas, Next Generation of Personal Finance (NGPF)
type of resolutions, curriculums, and investment including
the markets should have been implemented in every
school system before our nation’s trillion dollar deficit and
plutocracy vs democracy overtone took effect with gross
income distribution disparity as AFT/PC has been in
leadership since Al Shanker’s founding in the 1960s,

Whereas, Chicago has had no Elected
RepresentativeSchool Board (ERSB) since 1995
Amendatory Reform Act without effective decision-
making, intervention o
r protest from AFT/PC, but HB2275
passed in January 2021 allowing Chicago a democratic
school board,…/ct-met-illinois-house-elected-

Whereas, many of our brothers and sisters out of love for
you and your profession have died trying to get 4.5
asp… revoked that took away CTU bargaining rights and
made them permissive only if CBOE/CPS mayoral
controlled allowed them while our CTU was transformed
to a “company union” at the mercy of the employer as we
were forced into the 2012 strike as these same rights of
the working class are taken nationwide by the Janus
landmark decision to “unionbust” thru “Right to Work”
states without union dues and financial support for
thousands of CTU Union members and millions of Union
members across the nation,

Whereas, regardless of AFT/PC funding for CTU
endorsement the candidate did not win the Mayoral
election as the power of AFT/PC is diminishing and
lacking truth, principle, research-based phenomena, and

Whereas, AFT/PC resolutions passed at national
conventions for Development, Relief, and Education for
Alien Minors Act (DREAMERS) and Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that support our military force
were not protested effectively nationally while
children/students were subject to Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) and separated from their
parents and caged regardless of all the man power
projected for global warming natural disasters we need to
defend our country with working class, labor, and
untapped revenue streams,

Whereas, Chicago is in a revenue crisis without enough
job creation leading to gun violence and premature death.
AFT can provide the revenue needed for Illinois and
CHICAGO success during rising cost of living, economic
strife, and gun violence,…/mobile.

Whereas, AFT/PC oversight and legal advice of “toxic
swap” causing huge municipal bond and investment
deficits without any relief to tax municipal financial
transactions for local revenue.
com/…/ct-chicago-public-schools-bond-dea… bank
Investments by Chicago Board of Education (CBOE) and
Chicago Public Schools CPS) was absent,

Whereas, CTU members, teachers, and PSRPs will be
the catalyst of CHANGE in America and our 3rd largest
city, profession, and pedagogy revered for “birthing” and
“nurturing” literacy in America,

Whereas, there is no CHANGE in academic structure to
create Ivy League bound students implemented and
resolved by AFT/PC as oppression of races continues
and ignorance of medicine, law, community leadership,
and congressional status in American society,…/e4473260-484f-11e9-bbc9-

Whereas, I, Patricia Ann Breckenridge will no longer
accept the underdevelopment of our nation’s brightest
minds and passing the buck onto the backs of innocent
underperforming children/students and dedicated

Whereas, life and humanity can be better served by
remote learning during the spiking Covid-19 and variants
during the pandemic as students take ownership of
reading levels and instructional levels in remote learning
environments, not in-person nor hybrid as a Simeon HS
student has lost her life to Covid-19,

Resolved, that the winning CTU Caucus in May 2022,
CORE or Members 1st,
etc., run for AFT Administration
to defeat AFT/PC in 2022.

Resolved, that CTU members will not accept a Local
(CTU)and State (IFT) caucus that will not exercise their
political privilege and correctness to
run against the
AFT/PC national caucus slated as
AFT/...Caucus CTU
Local 1 at the AFT 2022 Convention. #winaft